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- Bigbury-on-Sea beach is a large sandy beach, with some shingle mix. The beach is popular with surfers, windsurfers, kitesurfers and swimmers and great for traditional children beach games with shallow water is ideal for paddling. Just 250 yards offshore is Burgh Island, which is accessible across the causeway at low tide. Walk across at low tide or take the big-wheeled tractor ride. Facilities include car park, shops, food, toilets.
- Burgh Island is a small tidal island off the coast of South Devon in England near to the small seaside village of Bigbury-on-Sea. There are several buildings on the island. The island is approximately 270 yards (250 m) from the mainland and is approachable on foot at low tide. At high tide, the sea tractor, which is operated by the hotel, transports pedestrians back and forth. The original vehicle was constructed in 1930; the current, third generation tractor dates from 1969. The vehicle drives across the beach with its wheels underwater on the sandy bottom while its driver and passengers sit on a platform high above. Power from a Fordson tractor engine is relayed to the wheels via hydraulic motors. The island has a network of footpaths.
- Challaborough beach is a popular family and surfing beach offering a predominantly left-hand point break. It has a horseshoe shaped bay with a sand bar protecting the entrance and is split by a small stream. The beach has views of Burgh Island. Popular with for diving with several wrecks along the nearby coastline. Facilities include disabled access, slipways and lifeguards patrol most of the year.
- Bantham beach is a sandy beach with rock pools at the mouth of the River Avon and backed by some great sand dunes. This is a family beach you goto to get a natural coastal visit in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Also a nearby Wildlife Reserve with Walking Trails. Popular surfing, bodyboarding and windsurfing beach although can get busy as it is suitable for all standards. Lifeguards in the summer but beach facilities are limited to toilets and parking, although essentials can be found in the village just under a mile away.
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